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Best redirect when no htaccess or serverside .

Safest way to redirect for transfer of visitor/pagerank etc.



3:08 am on Dec 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It's probably impossible... But any suggestions to make a clean redirect when you don't have .htaccess or server-side.

I have a very old website (amont many others) that reside on an old ISP hosted site/page... I want to move it to a new domain... But I don't have access to neither server-side languages or htaccess....

So I will need to make a nifty kind of redirect... I guess I can replace:

* No content except "Moved to -new url-"
* Match title of old/new page

* make a meta refresh redirect ... ?


3:39 am on Dec 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

If you have no server-side scripting or .htaccess, then a meta-refresh is your only choice. It's not a redirect in the strict sense of the term, but Yahoo treats short-time-period meta-refreshes as redirects, and the other major search engines may do so as well.

Use both a text link on the page and a 0-second meta-refresh to cover all the possibilities that you can...



2:59 pm on Dec 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the info :-)

I will do that then + work on updating the external links.


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